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Flaring from natural gas wells in North Dakota is increasing

OHIO: As the Ohio legislative session resumes next month, subsidies for nuclear generation and 1950s-era coal plants are expected to once again be on the table. (Midwest Energy News)

OIL AND GAS: Flaring from natural gas wells in North Dakota is increasing, “blunting the state’s efforts to tame a problem that came to symbolize the excesses of the oil boom.” (E&E News)

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CLEAN TECH: A workshop in Chicago aims to inspire girls to pursue careers in clean energy. (Midwest Energy News)

SOLAR:
• A zoning proposal to regulate residential ground-mounted solar panels in Ann Arbor, Michigan moves forward. (MLive)
• A campus of the University of Nebraska is buying shares in the state’s largest community solar project. (Omaha World-Herald)
• Groups aligned against a request for tariffs on imported solar panels include clean energy advocates and some “ideologically right-wing voices.” (E&E News)
• Companies requesting the tariffs tell the International Trade Commission it is “our last hope” to save U.S. solar manufacturing. (Washington Post)
• A new housing development in Wisconsin will get more than half of its energy from solar panels. (Lake Country Now)
• A suburban Minneapolis school district is considering joining a solar garden that could save the district millions of dollars in energy costs over the next 25 years. (Pioneer Press)

PIPELINES:
• North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is holding a series of meetings with Native American leaders to develop a framework for working together following the contention with the Dakota Access pipeline. (Bismarck Tribune)
• North Dakota regulators agree to delay a hearing involving a dispute over the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. (Associated Press)
• A company disputes allegations that it was providing “security and private investigative services” during Dakota Access pipeline protests. (Forum News Service)
• The U.S. Department of Justice awards North Dakota $10 million to help cover the costs of policing Dakota Access pipeline protests. (Forum News Service)

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GRID: Minnesota-based Great River Energy is asking grid operator MISO to account for the effects of inverter-based generation in future studies, which it says can harm reliability on the grid. (RTO Insider)

COMMENTARY: Advocates in Milwaukee say closing a coal plant in the city is a victory for the community and shows the “irreversible reduction in burning coal for electricity is well underway.” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

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